Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Dear Santa letters from Angel & Chase...Oh boy


Dear Santa,

I am sure this letter will get lost as I live in Hickville and the mailman sucks, but on the off chance that we don't get snowed in...

There is only one thing I want this Christmas, and it's not something that can be bought (well, who knows, maybe there is a price on his head), made, or shipped from eBay.

Chase Winters.

My egotistical, stab-worthy, smexy, heart-stopping neighbor. He drives me utterly insane, but for some ungodly reason I find that hawt. There is no explaining my heart to my head—I stopped trying.

I know that it is probably a bizarre request, but he isn't exactly your average guy. We sort of have this demon-bond, it's complicated, and honestly, inconceivable. But he has got it stuck in his thick head that he has morals.

I am probably the only girl in the world who only wants to lose her V-card for Christmas. That is not too much to ask, is it?

Sarcastically forever yours,

Angel Morgan



Dear Ho, Ho, Ho dude,

So writing letters to chubby fictional guys in red suitstotally not my thing.

My thing just so happens to be a petite, hellcat who has turned my world upside down. I don't know whether I should curse the fates or thank them.

If I could wish for anything this year, it would be that she lives. I don't want what I am and the dangers that follow me, to get in her way of having a normal life (well, as normal as normal can be for her). I don't want her to end up dead. Again. Something tells me that Death won't barter her existence a second time.


Finicky bastard.


Before Angel, I'd never asked anyone for anything. Now, I would beg on both knees for safety, for her happiness, for love. I know that this is an impossible request, but I figured it was worth a shot.

Forever damned,

Chase Winters

PS. If you could sneak some mistletoe over her bed, I would be forever in your debt.



MERRY CHRISTMAS from Chase, Angel, and me!!! We love and adore you guys to the max.



Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Luminescence news...

Hey Guys,

I just wanted to give everyone a quick update on the Luminescence Trilogy. The release dates for the books published under Nevermore Press were pushed back a few months.


But the new release dates are just around the corner *Happy dance*

Luminescence: January 10th

Amethyst Tears: February 21st

The books will be keeping the same covers, which I am really excited about. I am pretty partial to them =)


I've been getting a lot of questions about when the release of Moondust will be. Tentatively it is scheduled for the end of April. I am currently finishing up Weaving Magick, and then I plan to start Moondust.


And don't forget that Chasing Angel will be available on Jan. 3rd!!!!


Are you guys as crazy over the new show Reign as I am? I don't know what it is about this show, but I am hook-line-and-sinker obsessed. TeamFrancis!!


Big hugs!!!




             <3 <3 <3 <3 <3




Saturday, December 14, 2013

Birchbox - December 2013



So I got my December Birchbox, and I thought it would be fun to share with you guys. If you haven't heard of it, check them out here.

Each month for $10 they send a box of beauty samples (sometimes full size) that you can purchase at their shop (you accumulate points too that you can use to buy stuff). It's fun, and I love getting the box each month =)



This is what came in my December box. And I have already used almost all of the products.



Each box comes with a card listing product details.


1. Hello perfume by Harvey Prince. It has a nice, light, floral scent. I am super picky about my perfume, but I really liked this.


2. Glittery hair tie and Manna glo shimmer lotion. I used the shimmer lotion with my foundation. Loved it, but not something I would use everyday.


3. 25-hour Miracle cream - This is a moisturizer that doubles as a make-up remover. I haven't tried this one yet.

4. Number 4 hairspray. This was nice, good scent too, which is a plus. I don't normally use hairspray. I'm a wash and go kind of girl.

There you guys go. What do you think? Should I post my Birchbox goodies every month? I also got a monthly subscription to Ipsy. They are just like Birchbox, same price, but different products. I am excited to get my first box in January. Maybe I will do a comparison of the two...


Monday, December 9, 2013

Random ramblings...


I don't really have any fabulous news, it just feels like I haven't blogged in forever. 

First let me say that I am already having Daryl Dixon withdrawals. February? Really?


On an upbeat note, I sent Chasing Angel to the editor. The moment I hit send, I had a panic attack. I never feel like a book is ready, and I already want to go back in make a million more changes, but I am restraining myself until after I get the edits back. *Deep breath*

If you haven't checked them out yet, there are a few giveaways in the below post with awesome prizes!!! Thank you guys for sharing your favorite cookie recipes. I am officially craving Christmas.

I am thinking while Chasing Angel is in edits I will write a bonus Christmas scene…hmmm

There will also be some upcoming posts about Weaving Magick. I will be working on designing a cover (I need the visual inspiration), and I am thinking about giving a sneak peak of Chapter 1.

And lastly, I have a short story called Blood, Love, and Magic that is being released under Nevermore Press in 2014. I guess I did have some exciting news after all.  I will post more deets once I know.

You guys rock my socks!!!



Saturday, December 7, 2013

Kindle Fire Giveaway!!

I feel like I have been in Giveaway heaven the last month @_@

Head over to I am a Reader, Not a Writer blog to win a Kindle Fire.

There a lot of awesome authors and bloggers participating.

December Kindle Fire

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Saturday, November 30, 2013

12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop


12 Days of Christmas

December 1st - 12th 2013




Welcome to the 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop!!!

Everyone has a YUMMY cookie recipe to share and there are some extra little treats scattered around the Hop too, so be sure to visit each of the Authors and Bloggers blogs to make sure you don’t miss out on something SWEET!

 Also for an extra special something in your stocking check out the Rafflecopter GRAND PRIZE Giveaway below.

I hope you are on Santa’s Nice List!
My favorite Christmas cookie recipe. (only one. hmm.) I love cookies.

 Almost as I love Dean Winchesters...umm smile.



Spritz Cookies with Rum Glaze
(My belly just growled)

Ingredients:

Cookies:
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup butter, softened
1/4 tsp rum

1/4 tsp salt
1 egg
2 1/4 cups flour
   *food coloring if desired

Rum Glaze:
1/4 cup butter, melted
1 cup powdered sugar
1 tsp rum extract
1-2 tbs water

To make the cookies: Heat oven to 400ºF. Beat butter and sugar in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed, or mix with spoon. Stir in flour, salt, egg, rum extract and a few drops of food color (if desired).

Place dough in cookie press. Form desired shapes on ungreased cookie sheet.                          
Bake 5 to 8 minutes or until set but not brown. Immediately remove from cookie sheet to wire rack.

To make the glaze: Stir all the glaze ingredients together until smooth and thin. Drizzle on cookies. You can put it in a plastic baggie, cut off a corner, and squeeze it out or just drizzle with a knife all crazy like. Voilà. Yummy goodness.

Makes 4-6 dozen, depending on the size of your cookies!

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Grand Prize: $150 Amazon Gift Card or PayPal Cash
First Prize: One (1) eBook from Every Participating Author

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12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop
XOXO

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

The Divisa Series - it's expanding

 

Starting in December, the Divisa series is FINALLY going to be available in other venues like Barnes & Nobles, Smashwords, & the Apple store.

Why wasn't available before?

Well, Amazon has this KDP Select program that allows authors to lend the books to Amazon's library, and also lets you do promo days like FREEBIES. But it locks you into a 3 month period at a time and permits authors from listing it on any other site. This was pretty successful for me, and I loved being able to offer my books for free occasionally =)

I have gotten requests lately about the book being available for the Nook, so I have decided to give B&N another shot.

There are also going to be some upcoming bonus scenes from Chase's POV. I am thinking about doing Christmas and Valentines Day bonus material. If you guys have any requests, let me know.

I have also hinted for the last few months that there was going to be another book in the series =) It is true. The next book will be LOVING ANGEL, and it will be entirely from Chase's POV. I am very excited!!!

Unfortunately I do have a few projects scheduled before I can get to this book, so I don't have a clue when it will be released. *sad face*

There are some awesome Giveaways scheduled for the upcoming Holidays - check back for deets!!!

XOXO




I threw this in just because I never get tired of looking at it!!

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Every step of the way...


The name was chosen. And the winner is...

Katia

A totally rockin' name!!

Over the summer I started a novel called Weaving Magick. Currently I am at a word count of over 45K and I am shooting for $70-80K. It is a YA Paranormal Romance about witches, magick, and a curse. These are my three favorite things to write about. I heart witches and magick.

Because I do everything half-ass backwards, I've been working on my query letter for some time. (If I am going to query a book, I almost always write my query letter before the book is finished.)

This one is a work in progress, and I would love feedback.

Also, I need visuals, so I have a mock up cover that I will post in the future.

Without further ado, what do you guys think of Weaving Magick??? Oh, and thank you for helping me chose her name. It fits!

The Query (draft 1):

Everyone in some way has been touched by magick.

Katia Montgomery’s life is charmed. She is pretty, popular, and dating the basketball star, so then why is she so miserable? Her world felt inadequate, lonely, and she couldn’t shake the feeling that something or someone is missing, which might explain why she couldn’t stop obsessing about the dark and mouthwatering Seth Nightingale. He had become an itch she is dying to scratch. There is so much more to Katia than endless parties, expensive clothes, and her social status—she is a witch.

Seth Nightingale always knew that the sassy and smart mouth Katia was destined to be his. He watched from afar as she went through boyfriends like bubble gum. Chewing them up and spitting them out, while he stood in the shadows, unable to do anything about it, knowing he shouldn’t care. Not a damn thing in his power could change their fates, and that, well, really blows, but it didn’t stop him from dreaming of her—craving her—loving her.

A dark curse hung over their heads, one cast centuries before. Now it is up to Seth to be stronger than ever and resist the one girl he can never have…or risk killing them both. That would just suck, but Katia is making it extremely difficult. She is a powerful allure that he just can’t seem to ignore.

And the curse, it’s out for blood—their blood.

Thoughts?


Oh and did I mention this book is written in duel point of views...hawt!

Friday, November 15, 2013

Help me! o_0

*** UPDATE *** 11/18/13
 
Thank you guys so much. This was fun!! I am closing the poll & announcing the winner soon. Entries from here on out will not count. And if your choice didn't win, I can guarantee it will appear in one of my books in the future =)

Okay. So my sister hates the name I chose for my heroine in a new book I started working on over the summer (details to come in a later post - soon!). I literally cannot finish writing this book without a name I love. So I am stuck.

Pick which one you like the best. I want a character my readers can connect with!! The book is a YA Paranormal Romance about a witches, magic, and a curse.

What name do you like? (p.s. she's a witch)
Collins
Piper
Katia
Rowan
Trinity

Poll Maker

You guys are the best!!

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Birthday Giveaway! Warning…it's filled with hotnesssssssssss


To celebrate my birthday(Did you noticed that today is 11/12/13????), I have a $25 Amazon Gift card/Paypal cash giveaway for you. I just heart birthdays!

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So what do I want for my birthday???

One of these…
A Hemsworth. Hmm. Yummy. We are actually going to see Thor 2 this weekend, because seriously I want him to jump out of my cake.

I would also like one of these too.


But what I would really like for my birthday can be none other than…

Where and when Ankles.

My readers are the bomb-diggity!!! Thank you all for the support and I love ya!

XOXO




Friday, November 8, 2013

CHASING ANGEL release date...

 
It's been decided!!! I know a lot of you have been waiting, patiently I might add. The release date for CHASING ANGEL is...

January 3rd, 2014
 
 
I still have much to do before the release date and I will be busting my tail to make sure it happens. You guys have made writing this series so special for me. I love these two characters with all of my heart, so much so that I am not able to say good-bye. Initially there were only 3 books outlined in the series for Chase and Angel. I don't have an exact plot, but the beginnings of book 4 are starting to take shape. I haven't yet decided if it will be a novel or a novella, but I can tell you that it will be written from my boy Chase's POV.
 
And Chase has a lot to say.
 
 
P.S. I am ashamed to admit the amount of time I spend on Tumblr searching for Supernatural Gifs. They are just so freaking amazing and there are eons of them. I just can't help myself.
 

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Chasing Angel bookmarks

So I have been toying with bookmarks for Chasing Angel. I just finished a mock up that I think might be the winner.

What do you guys think???? I've still got to tweak it a little.


Once I decide on a final design, I will have a spot on my blog and website to request the FREE bookmarks. Yep, I will totally be giving this bad boys away. I would love to get your thoughts. Would you prefer a steaming photo or something more along the book cover? I can't decide. Maybe both???